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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

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    January 12

    Maple
    Japanese Plum
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    Lost one of my NUCs

    Well...they just couldn't handle the freezing temps. There was still some honey in a frame but they didn't make it. :(

    should I freeze the comb again before storing it?
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    Problem with removal

    I went to do a removal yesterday and when I got there the lady told me that another guy had shown up two days before.

    She ask me to look at it. And when I did her husband informed me that the guy...
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    Best option for kids?

    My girls are very interested in the bees and I have been letting them use my jacket with vale to be able to be there with me when going through the hives. I love the fact that they want to see...
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    Re: So Here's What I did....

    What about doing a split in central Florida this time of the year? I have the chance this weekend to get a split off of a hive.
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    Re: On sugar water...

    I just had my hives inspected and the inspector told me that if I back off the mix (was using 1:1) it will make the bees work harder to put it up and leave more room for the queen to lay. He...
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    Re: Hive inspection photos

    that's pine needles.

    I use dry in the bottom and then wet ones on the top
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    Hive inspection photos

    I got my dad and wife to take some photos this weekend when I was going through my hives.

    Here's the link if you want to take a look.
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  9. Re: Hive Placement - Full Sun or Partial Shade

    I was thinking the same thing. I just moved two new hives into my yard.
    So where would they (SHB) come from?

    I've had them here for three weeks and all looks good so far.
  10. Re: Hive Placement - Full Sun or Partial Shade

    I have read some information about using both a screened bottom as well as using a screened but weather protected vent on the top.

    Not only to help with the moisture but also to help the bees...
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    This was on Fox today

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,542361,00.html?test=latestnews
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    Re: Registering hives with the county

    I have emailed the office here in Pasco Co, FL and haven't gotten a response back yet on what I need to do with getting set up here.
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    Here are some of mine

    Bees doing their work :)

    http://jonathanrfisher.com/gallery3/index.php/beemain/beemisc
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    Wood Vs Polly/PVC

    In getting started...and having my sign shop. I have access to materials that won't be hurt by the elements.

    I have seen some poly hives and frames.

    Pros and cons of each?

    What's better...I...
  15. Best way to get started this time of year?

    OK..I've got my hive and frames all built.

    Being in Florida, what is the best way to get started on a hive this time of year?
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    Newby in Land O Lakes, Florida

    Hey all!

    My Dad and I are getting back into bees. We used to have hives years ago and now want to get back into it.

    We tried to get a "wild" group that had taken up residence in a planter but...
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